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  • Acoustic Ceiling Tile
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosol Spray Cans
  • Air Conditioner
  • Air Purifiers
  • Aluminum Cans (CRV)
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Aluminum Foil Pans
  • Aluminum Scrap
  • Ammunition
  • Amplifier
  • Antifreeze
  • Aquarium
  • Arm Slings
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Asbestos
  • Asphalt
  • Automotive Parts
  • Baby Stroller
  • Ballasts
  • Bathroom Fixtures
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ/Grill
  • Bed Frames
  • Bedding
  • Bicycle/Bike
  • Bike Inner Tubes
  • Bike Parts
  • Binders
  • Binoculars
  • Blenders
  • Boat
  • Books
  • Bottle Cap
  • Box Spring
  • Brake Fluid
  • Branches
  • Brick/Masonry
  • Broken Glass
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Bulky Item Collection
  • Cabinets
  • Cables/Cords/Wires
  • Calculator
  • Camera Film
  • Cameras
  • Car Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Carpet
  • Cars
  • Cartons
  • Cassette Player
  • Cast Boots
  • Catalytic Converter
  • CD/DVD
  • CD/DVD Cases
  • CD/DVD Players
  • Cell Phones
  • Cement Mixer
  • Ceramic
  • Chainsaw
  • Christmas Lights
  • Christmas Tree
  • Clamshell
  • Clawfoot Bathtub
  • Clippers/Trimmers
  • Clock
  • Clothing/Textiles
  • Coat Hangers
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Coffee Sleeves
  • Commercial Recycling Collection
  • Compost (Drop-off)
  • Composting Bin Rebates
  • Composting Workshops
  • Concrete
  • Cooking Oil
  • Cooking Oil Haulers
  • Copper/Brass
  • Copy Machine
  • Copy Paper
  • Crayons
  • Crutches
  • Curbside Recycling Programs
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Deconstruction Services
  • Degreasers
  • Desk Chair
  • Desktop Computers
  • Diesel
  • Dirt
  • Dishwasher
  • Disinfectants
  • Doors
  • Dry Wood
  • Dryer
  • Drywall
  • E-Waste Collection Events
  • Egg Carton
  • Electronic Toothbrush
  • Electronic Waste Pick Up
  • Empty Aerosal Spray Cans
  • Empty Paint Cans
  • Empty Propane Tanks
  • Energy Efficiency Rebates
  • Energy Efficiency Workshops
  • Eyeglasses
  • Fans
  • Fax Machine
  • Fertilizer
  • Fiberglass
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Retardant Chemicals
  • Fishing Line
  • Flares
  • Flip Flops/Sandals
  • Floppy Disks
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Fluorescent Light Tubes
  • Food (Non-perishable)
  • Foreign Money
  • Formal Dress
  • Free Needles/Sharps Container
  • Free Oil Recycling Drain Pans
  • Freezer
  • Frozen Food Bags
  • Frozen Food Boxes
  • Fungicides
  • Furniture
  • Game Console
  • Garage Doors
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gasoline
  • Gift Bag
  • Gift Boxes
  • Gift Wrap
  • Glass Bottles (CRV)
  • Glass Jars
  • Glassware
  • Gleaners
  • Golf Clubs
  • GPS Console
  • Graduation Gowns
  • Grass Clippings
  • Gym Equipment
  • Hair Curler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Dye
  • Hair Straightener
  • Hard Drive Destruction
  • Hazardous Waste Haulers
  • Headphones
  • Hearing Aids
  • Helium Tank
  • Herbicide
  • Horse Manure
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Household Batteries
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Household Hazardous Waste Pick Up
  • Ice Maker
  • Incandescent Light Bulbs
  • Injured Animal Rescue
  • Inkjet Cartridges
  • Insecticides
  • Insulation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • Iron
  • Jeans/Denim
  • Jewelry
  • Junk Haulers
  • Junk Mail
  • K-cups
  • Karaoke Machine
  • Kerosene
  • Keys
  • Knife
  • Landfill/Dump
  • Laptop
  • Lawn Sprinklers
  • Lawnmowers
  • Leather Accessories
  • LED Lights
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Luggage
  • Lumber
  • Magazines
  • Marine Batteries
  • Mattress
  • Medications/Prescription Drugs
  • Mercury
  • Metal Pipe/Wire
  • Metal Recycling Haulers
  • Metal Scrap
  • Microwave
  • Mini Fridge
  • Mixed Construction Debris
  • Mobile Homes
  • Mold
  • Motor Oil Haulers
  • Motor Oil mixed with Liquid
  • Motorcycle Batteries
  • Musical Instruments
  • Nail Polish
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Needles/Sharps
  • Newspaper
  • Oil Filters
  • Oven
  • Oxygen Tanks
  • Paddleboard
  • Paint
  • Paint Stripper
  • Paint Thinner
  • Painted/Treated Wood
  • Pantyhose
  • Paper Bags
  • Paper Cups
  • Paper Recycling Haulers
  • Paper Shredder
  • Paper Shredding Services
  • Particle Board
  • Patio Furniture
  • Patio Heater
  • PCBs
  • Pedometers
  • Perfume
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Pesticides
  • Pet Food
  • Petromat
  • Phone books
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Plant Pots
  • Plastic Bags and Film
  • Plastic Bottles (CRV)
  • Plastic Lids
  • Plastic Recycling Haulers
  • Plastic Toys
  • Plastics #1 PET (Not CRV)
  • Plastics #2 HDPE (Not CRV)
  • Plastics #3 PVC (Not CRV)
  • Plastics #4 LDPE (Not CRV)
  • Plastics #5 PP (Not CRV)
  • Plastics #6 Polystyrene Blocks (Not CRV)
  • Plastics #6 Polystyrene Peanuts (Not CRV)
  • Plastics #6 Styrofoam (Not CRV)
  • Plastics #7 Other (Not CRV)
  • Plate Glass
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Pool Table
  • Power Strips
  • Power Tools
  • Power Washer
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Printers
  • Projector
  • Propane Tanks
  • PVC Pipe
  • Pyrex
  • R.V.'s
  • Radio/Stereo
  • Railroad Ties
  • Rain Barrel Rebates
  • Range Hood
  • Rebar
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Refrigerator
  • Remotes
  • Report Illegal Dumping
  • Report Stormwater Complaint
  • Report Water Waste
  • Request Stormwater Information
  • Rock
  • Roof Shingles
  • Root Ball
  • Sand
  • Sandbags
  • Scanners
  • Scooter Batteries
  • Scooters
  • Sealant
  • Sewing Machine
  • Shoes
  • Shower
  • Shower Door
  • Shredded Paper
  • Single-use Cups
  • Sink
  • Six-Pack Rings
  • Skateboard
  • Skillets
  • Skis
  • Sliding Door
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Snowboard
  • Solar Panels
  • Solvents
  • Speaker
  • Special Event Bins and Containers
  • Special Events Recycling Collection
  • Stained Glass
  • Stamps
  • Steel Cans
  • Steel Lids
  • Steel/Iron
  • Stove
  • Stucco
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Sunglasses
  • Surfboard
  • Tablet
  • Tanning Bed
  • Tarp
  • Telephones
  • Television
  • Thermometer
  • Thermostat
  • Thrift Stores
  • Tile
  • Tin Cans
  • Tires
  • Toaster
  • Toilets
  • Toner Cartridges
  • Tools
  • Tractor Tires
  • Transfer Stations
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Trash Collection/Waste Hauler
  • Trash Compactor
  • Tree Stumps
  • Trees
  • Trimmings
  • Trophies
  • Trucks
  • Turntable/Record Player
  • Typewriter
  • Tyvek Envelopes
  • Unpainted Wood
  • Untreated Wood
  • USB Drive
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Varnishes
  • VCR
  • Vermicomposting Workshops
  • VHS Tapes/Video Tapes
  • Video Cameras
  • Video Games
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Wall Heater
  • Warming Drawer
  • Washer
  • Watch
  • Water Conservation Rebates
  • Water Conservation Workshops
  • Water Filters
  • Water Heater
  • Water Softener
  • Waxed Cardboard
  • Weather Stations
  • Weed Wacker
  • Wetsuit
  • Wheelchairs
  • Window
  • Window Screen
  • Wine Bottles
  • Wine Cooler
  • Wine Cork
  • Wood Chipper
  • Wood Pallets
  • Wood Stain
  • X-ray Film
  • Yarn
  • Yoga Mats
  • Zero Waste Workshops
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Package-Free Purchases / Buy in Bulk

Swap plastic bags and packaging for mesh or cotton bags to buy all your nuts, flours, snacks, and grains in bulk. Bring your bags, fill them up, and note the PLU (price look up) on your phone or with a washable marker on your bag.  Once home, transfer your items into glass jars!

Composting

About 80% of the food you throw away can be composted. Make your own worm bin to begin composting at home and keep your eyes out for upcoming Zero Waste Workshops or research online to learn more! Composting will suck carbon from the air while producing nutrient-rich “black-gold” for your yard.

Keep It in Your Car

Planning ahead is an important part of living zero waste. Try leaving your reusable grocery bags for shopping and Tupperware for eating out and leftovers in the trunk of your car, along with any other reusable essentials that you might need. It never hurts to keep reusable utensils or straws on hand as well!

Go Digital

Instead of using paper for everything, rely instead on note-taking apps such as Evernote or Google Keep. For work or school, take notes on your laptop and communicate via e-mail. Store your documents in the cloud and think twice about if you really need to print. Lastly, check out the many free resources to help you reduce junk mail!

Ditch the Disposables

There’s plenty of easy swaps to be made. Swap your paper towels for dish towels, plastic water bottles for glass or stainless, aluminum foil for beeswrap or silicone mats, and ditch your old plastic toothbrush for a bamboo toothbrush that you can throw in your compost bin after a few months!

Recycle as a Last Resort

When plastics are recycled, they’re actually downcycled; this means that all plastic will eventually end up in the landfill, unlike glass or metal that can be recycled over and over without degradation in quality. Cut trash off at its source by refusing plastic junk and opting for a more sustainable material!

Waste Free is the way to be!

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WasteFreeSD is a one-stop zero waste resource which offers information on diversion of household items, recyclables, and household hazardous waste from our crowded landfills. Easy access information connects you to local resources that reduce waste.

The beauty of San Diego is in our hands

WasteFreeSD is a zero waste database that strives to empower local community members by providing solutions to common day disposal problems. I Love A Clean San Diego maintains information on over 1,000 resources to help residents and businesses find hassle-free solutions.

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I Love A Clean San Diego leads and inspires our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment through example, outreach, and local involvement.

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